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The secrets of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” - Joshua Borths


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) is widely regarded as one of the most influential operas in history. And while it may seem like a childish fairytale at first glance, it’s actually full of subversive symbolism. Joshua Borths explains how many elements of "The Magic Flute" were inspired by Mozart’s somewhat controversial involvement with Freemasonry.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Joshua Borths
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animation Artist Barbara Huet
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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